In Pharmacology, all drugs have two
names, a trade name and generic name. For example, the trade name of
Tylenol also has a generic name of Acetaminophen. Aleve is also called
Naproxen. Amoxil is also called Amoxicillin and Advil is also called
The FDA has been looking for a generic
name for Viagra. After careful consideration by a team of government
experts, it recently announced that it has settled on the generic name
of Mycoxafloppin. Also considered were Mycoxafailin, Mydixadrupin,
Mydixarizin, Dixafix, and of course, Ibepokin.
Pfizer Corp. announced today that
Viagra will soon be available in liquid form, and will be marketed by
Pepsi Cola as a power beverage suitable for use as a mixer. It will now
be possible for a man to literally pour himself a stiff one. Obviously
we can no longer call this a soft drink, and it gives new meaning to
the names of "cocktails", "highballs" and just a good old-fashioned "stiff drink". Pepsi will market the new concoction by the name of: MOUNT & DO.
Thought for the day: There is more
money being spent on breast implants and Viagra today than on
Alzheimer's research. This means that by 2040, there should be a large
elderly population with perky boobs and huge erections and absolutely
no recollection of what to do with them.
but the Nano Chemical [advertisement in the NYT] read like a
spammer's e-mail. [...] and that was
before I discovered the Environmental Protection Agency's hazardous
waste proceeding against this "Green" company's factory; the Securities
and Exchange Commission's open investigation; the chief executive's
undisclosed fraud settlement with the SEC; and its investment banker's
conviction for cocaine trafficking.
Congress requests Tillman documents from White House. ABC Senior State official resigns in prostitution scandal. ABC Senior Justice Department official overseeing Abramoff investigation resigns over... Abramoff investigation. McClatchy Tenet attacks administration on Iraq. WP Congress requests Tenet testimony WSJ
Thousands of Japanese have been swindled in a scam in
which they were sold Australian and British sheep and told they were
poodles. Flocks of sheep were imported to Japan and then sold by a
company called Poodles as Pets, marketed as fashionable accessories,
available at $1,600 each. That is a snip compared to a real poodle
which retails for twice that much in Japan. The scam was uncovered when
Japanese moviestar Maiko Kawamaki went on a talk-show and wondered why
her new pet would not bark or eat dog food. She was crestfallen when
told it was a sheep. Sunday Morning Herald (h/t jb)
It’s true that in renewing the expired ban on assault weapons we can’t
guarantee that someone won’t shoot people with a semi-automatic pistol,  ...
Semi-automatic Glocks and Walthers, Cho’s
weapons, are for killing people. They are not made for hunting, and
it’s not easy to protect yourself with them . (If having a loaded
semi-automatic on hand kept you safe, cops would not be shot as often
as they are.)
Rural America is hunting country, and
hunters need rifles and shotguns  —with proper licensing, we’ll live with
the risk. There is no reason that any private citizen in a democracy
should own a handgun .
 That's because the assault weapons bill didn't ban semi-automatic pistols.  This makes no sense - if they're good for killing people, they're good to protect yourself with.  The Second Amendment doesn't have anything to do with hunting.  Iraq is a democracy (kind of). Target shooting (an Olympic sport). Self defense (guns are used five times more often for self defense than for crime).